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Red, white and blue - not it's not the Union Jack, we're talking wine

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Ever feel bored with your wine choice? Wish there was something other than red, white or rosé to choose from?

Us neither, but if you fancy a change from your usual glass of Sauvingnon Blanc or Rioja, a Spanish firm has created blue wine for you to try.

And boy is it blue.

A man holding a glass of blue wine
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Dubbed as the world’s first blue wine, Gik created the beverage from Spanish grapes from the La Rioja, León, and Castilla-La Mancha regions.

The company has created the wine for young people to enjoy, as they believe traditional wines can come across as elitist and alienate younger generations.

A bottle of gik, blue wine.
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Gik says on its website: “Try to forget everything you know about wine. Try to unlearn the hundreds of protected wine designations of origin, the complex and demanding service standards and everything that sommelier said at a tasting course to which you were invited.”

Instead, they ask that you buy Gik. A wine created by “young people without any wine tradition”.

A glass of blue wine.
(Gïk Live!)

According to food website Eater, the wine gets its colour from a combination of “anthocyanin (a pigment found in grape skin) and indigo (a dye extracted from the Isatis tinctoria plant)” and contains a non-caloric sweetener.

And for those who are wondering what blue wine is like – it has a similar taste to sweet white wine and is made from a blend of red and white grapes sourced from vineyards in around Spain.

A 750ml bottle of the 11.5% ABV drink sells for about £7.50.

Time to extend the wine menu, perhaps?




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